Grants - Completed


Organizational Strategy, Political Context, and the Perceived Influence of Educational Interest Groups in the United States Congress. The British Academy.


A Study of Instructionally Effective School Districts. With Gary Sykes of Michigan State University, Linda Skrla of Texas A & M University, and Charles Thompson of East Carolina University. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.


The Impact of High Stakes Accountability on Teacher Professional Development in the Southeast (2000 - 2003). With Gary Henry of Georgia State University and Barnett Berry of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Spencer Foundation.


Professional Development for Ohio’s Education News Writers. With the Hechinger Institute, Columbia University. The Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Toledo Community Foundations.


Integrated Schools in Northern Ireland: The Processes Used for Prejudice Reduction and the Impacts of These Processes (Awarded 2003). Fulbright Scholar Program, Fellowship.


Building Capacity for Research on State Educational Policy Innovations (2001-2002). With Gary Henry of Georgia State University. Spencer Foundation.


Collaborative Local Leadership Development in Virginia (1996-97), Kraft Foods Foundation. 


Contracts - Completed


Recruitment and Retention of Headteachers in Scotland. With Peter Gronn, John MacBeath, Christine Forde, Michael Cowie and Jim O'Brien. Scottish Executive Education Research, Scottish Government.


Schools and Continuing Professional Development in England - The State of the Nation. With Dave Pedder, Ann Storey and Robert McCormick. Training and Development Agency for Schools.


The Impact of Teacher Professional Development on Project-Based Instruction in Turkish Classrooms. With Ozgur Bolat and David Frost. Turkish Education Foundation and Vodafone Foundation.


The Distribution of Teachers in Ohio. With Howard Fleeter and William Driscoll. ( 2004-2005). The Education Trust.


The Development of a Tiered Certification System for Preschool Providers in Ohio (2004-2006). Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.


Conditions of Teaching in Ohio, 2003-2006. Ohio Department of Education.


Teacher Supply and Demand in Ohio, 2003-2005. Ohio Department of Education.


An Evaluation of Georgia’s Charter Schools (2002-2003), Georgia Department of Education.


An Evaluation of Georgia’s Title II Grant Programs, Years 2 and 3 (2000-2002), Georgia Department of Education, The Professional Standards Commission, and The Georgia Board of Regents.


Contracted research has also been conducted for: Georgia Council on School Performance, Georgia School Superintendents Association, Virginia Association of School Superintendents, and Virginia Local Government Managers Association.